Synoptic Situation at 0600 05/02/1963
Low pressure dominates all of N Europe, with one centre, 988 mb, Gulf of
Bothnia, and the other 976mb, just W of Ireland which has moved more slowly
than expected with its circulation covering all of the Br.Isles. Troughs
are moving NE across SW Ireland and into SW England. High, 1048mb, SE
Weather over the British Isles:
By day there was some sun in most places where fog cleared: Glasgow being
the sunniest with 6.9 hrs. Overnight, persistent snow moved into SW areas
turning to rain in the far SW.
Maxima: Gatwick 2C, Guernsey 1C, Plymouth 3C, Scilly 7C, Cardiff 0C,
Birmingham 1C, Bristol -1C, Watnall 1C, Manchester 3C, Newcastle 1C, Dyce
0C, Eskdalemuir -2C, Glasgow 3C, Wick 2C, Lerwick 2C, Tiree 2C, Belfast 3C,
Birr 3C and Valentia 4C.
Minima: Gatwick -7C, West Raynham -11C (-16), Guernsey -2C, Plymouth 2C,
Culdrose 1C, Scilly 4C, Cardiff -1C, Birmingham -3C, Watnall -7C,
Manchester -5C, Newcastle -6C, Dyce -7C, Eskdalemuir -7C, Glasgow -4C, Wick
1C, Lerwick -3C, Tiree 0C, Belfast -1C, Birr -1C and Valentia 1C.
Weather over the rest of Europe:
The low pressure over the Baltic region was associated with snow and strong
winds, but S countries were clearer and drier, except around the Adriatic
where low pressure was pushing N.
Maxima: Oslo -6C, Stockholm -2C, Helsinki -5C and -4C on the W coast in E
winds. Moscow -2C (warm sector), Minsk -5C, Warsaw -8C, Belgrade -5C,
Berlin -8C, Paris -4C, Brussels -4C, Brest 0C, Bordeaux -5C, Madrid -2C,
Nimes -2C, Venice 0C and Rome 8C.
Minima: Oslo -12C, Stockholm -8C, Helsinki -7C, Minsk -15C, Warsaw -13C,
Berlin -7C, Paris -13C, Brussels -3C, Brest 2C, Bordeaux -11C, Madrid -12C,
Nimes -18C, Venice -6C and Rome 3C.
Forecast: The thaw will continue in the SW and extend a little E and N to
parts of Wales and the SW Midlands and central parts of Ireland. The E will
be dry, but further outbreaks of rain and snow are expected in parts of the
W and S. Frost will be severe again in the E and N.
Some other 1200 GMT temperatures:
Verkhoiansk -50C, Murmansk -4C, S Spitzbergen -24C, Jan Mayen -14C,
Iceland -4 to -11C in a NE gale, Thule, NW Greenland -1C (in very mild SE
winds), Chesterfield -31C, Goose 1C, Gander 5C, Montreal -27C, Boston -16C,
New York -17C, Washington -8C, Pensacola -2C, Dodge City 3C, Chicago -5C,
Bismark -9C, Regina -17C, Calgary -16C, Fairbanks -38C and Vancouver 9C.